ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Girl Abroad: The Private and the Public in Jab We Met...

Jab We Met, an extraordinarily successful Bollywood film released in 2007, claims to dissolve the structures of traditional authority of family and state to fashion a new citizen and a new relation of conjugality predicated on mutuality and freedom of choice. This article analyses the discourses, ambivalences and aporias that mark it as it re-engineers the relation of woman, nation and the private/public at a historical moment when the nation has become a site of new contestations.

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